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Agenda item

Enforcement Report

Report of the Director of Development Services



A representation from Miriam Cates MP in support of the proposed enforcement action was included within the Supplementary Report circulated and summarised at the meeting.



The Officer presented the report which gave details of the proposed enforcement and highlighted the history of the site and the key issues set out in the report.



The Officer informed Committee that a number of planning applications on the site had been refused and no appeal had yet been made against the most recent refusal.  Unauthorised footings remained on the site, along with a number of containers and plant equipment.  The owner had been contacted on a number of occasions and been asked to remove the equipment and containers and return the land to its original condition, but that had not been done.  Enforcement action was the next step.



Mark Barlow, Paul Salt and Cheryl Hall attended the meeting and spoke in support of the proposed enforcement action.



The Committee considered the report and recommendations having regard to the history of the site and other relevant considerations as summarised in the report and supplementary report, now submitted and also having regard to representations made during the meeting.



RESOLVED:  That the Planning Enforcement Team of Development Services be authorised to take any appropriate action including under Parts VII and VIII of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and instructing the Director of Legal & Governance to institute legal proceedings to secure the cessation of the storage use and the removal of the metal containers, fork truck, fencing, building and non-building materials and other paraphernalia etc. and the removal of the footings/foundations that have been laid and associated waste.



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